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Handymax in the Arthur Kill

I saw the approaching tanker and immediately thought back to a morning before work back in April 2008, reported here. The water had the same calm, maybe a similar state of tide, as the two tugs and Seamuse floated in.    The homonymous sea mews would apply in this photo as well.   As of […]

LCM through Hell Gate

I had a notice, so when the LCM came around the bend, I was waiting.  This LCM I knew well from Jake Van Reenen operated it for barging in the Seaway areas of the 1000 Islands and Lake Ontario. The 1000 Islands is a very different environment than this, the East River headed into Hell […]

St. Louis on the St. Lawrence

Where was Doornekamp’s Sheri Lynn S heading? Downstream on the St. Lawrence to assist USS St. Louis, LCS-19, as she was making a port stop in Ogdensburg NY. Also assisting was Océan Serge Genois.   If this USN press release is current and accurate, other LCSs expected to exit the Great Lakes this year include […]

Small Craft 26

The variety is  . .  infinite:a survey boat from Georgia in the KVK, a NJ State Police RIB in the same waterway, a sloop heading south crossing Radiant Ray,   [I wonder if that tanker is nicknamed Ray Ray.] a camouflage boat of unusual design, a trawler southbound opposing Seaways Guayaquil, My Way yacht from Charlotte […]

Seaway Maid and Fort Plain

Here’s an expanded view of a photo from yesterday’s post here.   What you see in the distance is bridge inspection unit, 2018. The small tug is Seaway Maid, and it’s hard to believe I’m posting a photo of it today for only the first time.  Last year this bridge inspection unit was moved through […]

Barges 4

Jeremy Whitman took this photo of the big blue Konecranes #38 crane.  Tail boat is Candace Elise, prior to 2015 known as Stephen Dann, as here.  OXBO is managing the transport. They departed Manitowoc a week or so ago and are now in a very wide portion of the Saint Lawrence, downstream from Gaspé Peninsula.  […]

Sarah Dann and 38

Excuse the duplication here, but since this was a long voyage, I’ll repeat some of the early shots and add new ones farther down the page.  A Great Lakes mariner took this is Manitowoc on May 29.  Jeremy Whitman got these as the tow left Manitowoc on May 30.   Jake Van Reenen got this […]

Random Ships 75

Odfjell tankers of this and recent generations all look the same, so since I was able to get only the name, you can conjure up the rest.  Bow Chain here was departing NYC and is currently in Houston.  Previously, Bow Chain appeared on this blog here. Previous Odfjell tankers in the sixth boro include Bow […]

CB 2019 F

As a reminder, CB here expands to Chicago-bound, our journey. Dean Marine and Excavating are continuing work on the breakwaters in Oswego. Madison R stands by as the barge is loaded with boulders brought in by train. The ubiquitous Rebecca Ann waits along the wall in preparation to head for the Welland Canal.     […]

Ever Given (Under) Way

The Soo is open, the SL Seaway is open, and now after 6 days, 3 hours, and 38 minutes of blockage . . . the Suez is open. I’d started this post before Ever Given was freed and intend it as a survey of some of the tugs involved, here from largest to smaller. Obviously […]